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The Best Football Players Ever

List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Wide receiver

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    Quarterback

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    Running back

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    Running back

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    Linebacker

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    Running back, Fullback

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    Quarterback

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    Quarterback

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    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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    Quarterback

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    Running back

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    Quarterback

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    Quarterback

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    Quarterback

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    Linebacker, Center

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    Linebacker

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    Quarterback

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    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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    Wide receiver

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    Tight end

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    Running back

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    Running back

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    Quarterback

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    Running back

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    Quarterback

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    Running back, Return specialist

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    Quarterback

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    Quarterback

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    Quarterback

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    Linebacker

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    Running back

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    Running back

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    Punter, Quarterback, Defensive back

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    Cornerback

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    ranked low on reranks Running back

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    Free Safety

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    ranked low on reranks Tight end

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    Quarterback

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    Running back

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    Linebacker

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    Running back

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    Guard

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    Linebacker

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    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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